Print Top for Travel Wear 1 (For Dinner)

Travel Wear-Print Top

Print Top for Travel Wear for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Dinner Attire

Quote of the day: “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” Reginald B. Mansell

For the last week of our vacation, I’m examining a third “essential” for traveling–a print top.  To me, this adds some interest to the many basic pieces we end up packing for our travels.  If it’s a button down blouse, then the nice part is it can be worn as a jacket.  If it’s a short sleeve shirt, then it can be layered with a cardigan!  The ensembles shown are meant for a dinner experience. I’ve shown Jodie’s travel capsule (here), Nancy’s travel capsule (here) and Charlotte’s travel capsule (here) for our 2-3 week vacations!!

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50’s Print Top: This blouse is a washable silk and very lightweight.  So much so that the sleeves started separating from the body–nothing my mother couldn’t fix with a little extra melon colored material!!

Top: Da Nang (similar here)~~Jeans: Loft (similar here)~~Sandals: Nine West (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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60’s Print Top: I love how this shirt is fitted at the bottom yet has a flowy overpiece that is asymmetrical!

Top: Notations (similar here)~~Pants: Emma Jones (similar here)~~Cardigan: Peter Nygard (similar here)~~Shoes: Lifestride (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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70’s Print Top: Mom added her scarf for warmth since the dinner area tended to be well ventilated (or as I say, freezing!)

Top: Alfani (similar here)~~Pants: Catherine Stewart (similar here)~~Shirt Under: (similar here)~~Shoes: Aerosoles (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)

Bon Voyage and lots of smiles!!

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I found some very nice button up print blouses for this occasion: (and for these prices…you could get two!!)

  • Kathleen McDermott

    I love all these blouses. Charlotte’s looks so pretty with her shawl, Nancy’s looks so nice with her black shrug (and yes, that asymmetric overhang is cool) and yours looks so light and fresh. I tip my 🎩 once again to Charlotte’s brilliant solution to your sleeve detachment problem! I suspect the blouse is even prettier with her modification.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love that my mom and I can fix a problem with our clothing. Really, I should say that mom fixes the problem, but I help her brainstorm 🙂
      Did you see the one she did here for me? : It makes me think that I must be overly hard on my blouses??

      • Kathleen McDermott

        Yes! The matching sheer sleeves were a perfect solution. I’m about to modify some tunics I bought online (from a no-return site I’ll never use again as the sizes are all over the place – obviously no QC). Will use strips from the hem to add gussets up both sides and down the sleeves to add a bit of room to a too tight fit. Also have a tight blouse from which I’ll remove the long sleeves to do the same gusset addition up the sides and end up with a pretty sleeveless blouse to wear with cardis. I love being able to sew.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          It is so freeing to be able to alter & change the clothing that doesn’t work for us anymore, Kathleen. I’m so glad that my mom has given me that knowledge.

  • Nice top 🙂 Kiss kiss from France, *-* Sand. *-*

  • Cool look! Have a nice day 🙂

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  • Love seeing everyone in these bright and colorful prints!

  • I love prints and these are wonderful. Nice jewelry too.

  • I love all the jewelry as well! I want Nancy’s top…just sayin’. 😉

    • I know…I love Nancy’s top more every time she wears it!! Are you unpacked? I miss your posts!!

      • Not yet. Sigh..

      • I’m trying! Well, I haven’t been very motivated lately. But yesterday I went through some of the boxes in the garage AND I tried out my new oven and it burnt the cake! Natural gas must burn hotter? Maybe this weekend I will take some photos after I clean these white tile floors AGAIN!! Sigh…

        • I think it’d be better to think of those tile floors as grey (then they don’t need as much cleaning!!). When we got our new oven (couple years ago) it ran hotter than my old one…so I halve the time on everything now—it’s just getting used to the new one (you make cakes…how fabulous!!) I thought of you yesterday as I went to a thrift store (I didn’t buy anything though….I’m moving soon…I don’t need to move more things, right?)

  • Jodie is this the floaty blouse you mentioned having seen mine a couple of weeks ago? If so, it’s gorgeous! Love the colours on you and your necklace is beautiful. In fact all the jewellery is beautiful and I love all the prints. I’m such a print gal!

    • It is the blouse—good memory!! What wonderful compliments you give….thanks!!